In late 2005 Microsoft released Xbox 360, the company’s second-generation gaming platform. The new machine further developed and expanded the capabilities of game consoles, including the ability to connect digital cameras and portable music devices, interact with other gamers, play digital video discs (DVDs) and music compact discs (CDs), and download a wide variety of games or add-ons to its large internal hard drive. Xbox 360 also offered free online gaming, although multiplayer gaming still required an online subscription.